Beach Party Invitations

Hello, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun invitation idea for your next beach or pool party. Sandy beaches and big waves make me think of going to the beach to celebrate. Recreate the beach with textured cardstock and some We R tools and you will have these Beach Party Invitations created in a snap!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming the sand colored cardstock to 4” x 6” with the trim & score board.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the wave tear guide tool to create waves on light and dark teal blue cardstock. I used the large size waves for the dark teal cardstock and the small size wave for the lighter cardstock.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

If you are having trouble tearing your paper you can use the water pen that comes with the tear guides to make it easier to tear.

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Cut the wave papers to 4” wide and varying heights to look like layered waves on the paper. Attach them to the sand colored cardstock with adhesive.

Use the circle clear cut punch to cut out a circle sun from yellow cardstock. Attach to the corner of the paper and then trim the excess so it is flush with the edges.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Use the word punch board to spell out the word BEACH from a colorful patterned paper. This striped paper is from the DCWV Playful Icons stack. Trim the strip to 5/8” tall using the trim & score board.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, use the word punch board to spell out the letters PARTY. This time I glued the individual letters rather than the paper strip to the invitation. Punch your paper and then open the bottom of the punch board to get the letters out.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I found it easiest to simply rub the back of the letters over a glue stick and then place them on the paper than trying to mess with liquid glue for these tiny letters.

If you are having trouble picking up the letters, the Quickstik craft tool helps to grab them from the bottom of the word punch tray.

QuickStik by We R Memory Keepers

You can then write or print out the party details and attach it to the back of the invitation. Slip it in an envelope and it is ready for mailing out to your beach party guests. This theme would be cute for a pool party invitation as well. Simply change the word BEACH to POOL.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since it takes a little bit of time to glue the individual letters onto the invitations, if you had a lot of invitations to make, I would use two strips for the words – one for BEACH and one for PARTY rather than gluing each individual letter.

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Now, let’s head to the beach!

Beach Party Invitations by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Trim & Score Board

Tear Guides

Cardstock

Clear Cut Punch 2” Circle

DCWV Playful Icons Single Sided Cardstock Stack

Word Punch Board

Quickstik Craft Tool

Gatefold Birthday Invitation

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a birthday invitation. Normally I think of children’s parties, when I think of invitations, but why not celebrate in style as an adult? With some great We R Memory Keepers tools and some great paper, making trendy and stylish grown-up invitations is easy!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper from the new Pebbles line, Simple Life. Measuring 8 ½
by 5 ½,” these dimensions will allow me to create a basic gatefold card. A gatefold card has two flaps that open to reveal the inside. One flap on the right, and one on the left.

 

I placed my paper in the Trim & Score Board. After cutting the paper, the cutting track was flipped over, and the turquoise flap, flipped into its place. I score the paper at 2 1/8” from the side. Then I flipped the paper over and scored 2 1/8” from the other side. That leaves the paper at exactly 4 ¼” when closed, the size of a basic A2 card.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To keep the gatefold card closed, I cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 2” by 12.” That paper was scored 3 7/8” from each end. It was folded around the card. Adhesive was used to keep the band together on the back side. I created an extra-small bow with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. Because the band is meant to slide off, adding the bow to the front added a festive feel. Along with that sentiment sticker from the Simple Life collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After lining the inside of the invitation with more patterned paper, I typed the invitation wording with the Typecast. What a fun touch!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I lined up the first two words and typed the rest based off its position. Once the paper gets slightly higher, don’t forget to slide those black rollers over the paper. It keeps things lined up perfectly!

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To send off the invitation, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an envelope with coordinating papers from the same collection.

Gatefold Birthday Invitation by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who is thinking maybe celebrating a grown-up birthday might not be so bad? What kind of invitations would you make?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles-Simple Life by Jen Hadfield

A Month of Celebrations

Welcome to Birthday Month here on the We R blog!  All month long we’ll be sharing birthday inspiration–invite ideas, birthday layouts, birthday decor, birthday craft ideas–so be sure to stop by often.

Let’s kick things off with some easy storytime party invites for a child’s birthday.  Nursery rhymes and fairy tales are a great starting point for planning a unisex child’s party.  These invites are great for both boys and girls, and can be used as a bookmark once the party’s over.

Here’s a close up of the party details:

To create your own, simply grab some Storytime tags and then trim patterned paper blocks to 6 inches long, and slightly slimmer than the width of your tags.  Cut a “v” shape in the ends.

Place your adhesive at the end of the patterned paper and add the tags.  Print the party detail labels, fill them in, cut them out, and add them along with some brads and ribbon to embellish.

Come back next week and I’ll share a kids craft to go with these party invites.  Cheers!

~Aly

Supplies:

Storytime Paper Pack

Ribbon

Brads